Aviation Photo #2103188 Boeing 747SP-86 - Iran Air

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To say I am thrilled to visit the B747SP cockpit inflight in 2012 is an understatement. The captain did the unthinkable, he pushed the plane to the fastest speed possible, Mach 0.884 during my cockpit visit to show me what B747SP can do. (mind you we were against the wind too). We were allowed to stay inside the cockpit for landing and all the way to disembark. I will never forget the kindness of people at Iran Air! This photo is dedicated to them! [Nikon D300]
United Arab Emirates
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Photo Added: May 11, 2012

Comments (16)

Anonymous
4 years ago
I love the classic versions of the great 747 !
Anonymous
4 years ago
Well against the wind is easier to reach such IAS, no? Nevertheless it is fantastic shot of the awesome classic and rare bird! Well done Mr. Chui, thanks for another interesting photo.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Working hard and profesionally. Very good
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow, it even still has the INS navigation systems in place of the modern FMCs. what a amazing opportunity O_o
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice instrument panel
Anonymous
4 years ago
Memorable adventure for you Sam 
Very impressive

Tahoor
Pakistan
Anonymous
4 years ago
It's an amazing cockpit
Anonymous
4 years ago
First class photos
Anonymous
4 years ago
Iran Air ROCKS!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
This shot is really nice. But man i am not as courageous as you are, as i would not dare to get in a 34 years old 747 maintained with god knows what... You' re lucky mate. I envy you.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Indeed a five star photo Sam!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us!!! Cheers, Roger Cannegieter
Anonymous
4 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
4 years ago
Captain Karimian & Captain Moghaddam :) Nice Shot
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wonderful picture! FYSA, Indicated Mach has nothing to do with the winds. It is simply measuring the speed of the aircraft through the air, so you would have seen the same indicated Mach with a tail wind. However, the ground speed would be slower with the head wind. Cheers
Anonymous
4 years ago
The speed doesn´t matter to me. I like the pictures you took during this flight and the stories told to each one of them. Great. Thanks.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Thank you Sam Chui your photo is very nice and exciting

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